FAIRFORD Town manager Jody Bevan is at a loss to explain why his side have been so incredibly inconsistent this season ahead of their game against Bishops Cleeve on Saturday.

Town come into the game off the back of a win-loss run that goes back four months – October 16 was the last time Fairford won three games in a row in all competitions.

Bevan knows this weekend’s opponents are beatable though, as his side produced a perfect away performance back in November to emerge 3-0 winners.

And the Fairford chief has warned his players they must be somewhere near their best if they have any hopes of repeating the feat on home turf.

Bevan said: “It (the reverse fixture) was one of a number of performances where we were absolutely superb. Every single player played to the best of their ability and we got a fully deserved victory.

“If we think that we’re going to just turn up again and the same thing is going to happen then we’re going to be very much mistaken.

“We know we can beat anyone on our day, but we’re in the position we are because we can’t consistently produce results.”

Finding consistency from his team is something that Bevan is desperate to find as for every heroic result against a top team, there has been a disappointing loss to a struggling side.

The Fairford boss admits he has been searching for an answer all season and has resulted in asking everyone at the club if they can help find an answer.

Bevan said: “I can’t (put my finger on the inconsistencies). That’s what I’ve got to get to the bottom of, because it’s not a recent problem, it’s happened throughout the season.

“We’ve beaten plenty of teams in the top half of the table on days where we weren’t expected to get anything out of the game and we’ve usually beaten them deservedly.

“But at the same time, we’ve played teams in the bottom half of the table and for whatever reason we don’t perform and end up losing – that’s happened far too many times this season.

“There’s no obvious explanation for it, our preparation remains good. We mention it to the players all the time and it’s something that everyone at the club has got to look at themselves and ask is there something they can do better?”

Elsewhere, Shrivenham travel to The Nolan Oils Ground to take on Ardley United as they hunt a ninth league win in a row, while Royal Wootton Bassett Town do not have a game.

In Division One West, Swindon New College travel to Cirencester Town Development, but Malmesbury Victoria are without a fixture.